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TEAC TN-280BT-A3 Manual belt-drive turntable with built-in Bluetooth® and phono preamp (Walnut)

Item # 063280BTWA

It's a good-looking turntable with convenient features that let you connect to a variety of sound systems.

It's a good-looking turntable with convenient features that let you connect to a variety of sound systems.

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Item # 063280BTWA

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About the TEAC TN-280BT-A3

Eric A.

A solid turntable with modern conveniences

The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 is a well-built, reliable turntable. And it's so versatile, with a built-in phono preamp that allows you to connect directly to just about any amplifier or receiver you might own. It also has built-in Bluetooth that lets you stream from the 'table to compatible speakers or headphones, for a touch of modern convenience.

A solid turntable with modern conveniences

The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 is a well-built, reliable turntable. And it's so versatile, with a built-in phono preamp that allows you to connect directly to just about any amplifier or receiver you might own. It also has built-in Bluetooth that lets you stream from the 'table to compatible speakers or headphones, for a touch of modern convenience.

Hear music, not noise

Under the turntable's finished exterior is a heavy MDF base designed to resist external vibration. Its dense die-cast aluminum platter delivers smooth, silent rotation. Its variable-speed belt-drive system isolates motor vibration, and it can play 33-1/3 and 45 rpm discs. The straight tonearm — equipped with a pre-mounted moving-magnet cartridge — ensures super-accurate tracking and satisfying, rich tonal accuracy.

Enjoy soulful vinyl sound with minimal setup

You probably want to spend as little time possible setting up your system so you can get right to the joy of listening. That's why the TN-280BT-A3 comes out of the box virtually ready to play. Its pre-matched, factory-mounted phono cartridge and tonearm take the guesswork out of installation, and give you optimized sound quality with minimal effort. A few simple steps to dial in key settings like tracking force and anti-skating are all it takes to get this 'table primed and ready to go.

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Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth lets you stream audio to compatible speakers or headphones
  • built-in switchable phono preamplifier for moving magnet cartridges
  • straight tonearm with universal headshell
    • includes pre-mounted Audio-Technica AT3600L moving magnet cartridge
  • built-in switchable phono preamplifier for moving magnet cartridges
    • when switch is set to ON, turntable must be connected to a standard line input (labeled AUX, CD, or TAPE)
    • when switch is set to THRU, turntable must be connected to an outboard phono preamp or dedicated phono input
  • 12" die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat to protect records from scratches
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds
  • high-torque DC motor
  • high-density MDF base with vibration-resistant feet
  • chrome-plated RCA audio jacks
  • detachable dust cover included
Performance specs:
  • frequency response with included cartridge: 20-20,000 Hz
  • wow and flutter: 0.2%
  • signal-to-noise ratio: 67 dB
Dimensions and warranty:
  • 16-9/16"W x 4-9/16"H (with dust cover down) x 14-3/4"D
  • weight: 10.8 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # TN280BTA3WA

What's in the box:

  • Turntable
  • Cartridge/stylus with headshell
  • Platter
  • Belt (pre-installed on platter)
  • Dust cover (pre-installed)
  • Mat
  • Counterwight
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • AC power adapter (attached 59" DC cord)
  • 3 AC plug adapters (US/UK/EU)
  • 39" Stereo RCA cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • AC Plug Instruction Manual

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More details on the TEAC TN-280BT-A3

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Features & specs

Features
Color Walnut
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Speed Control Electronic
Drive Type Belt
Pitch Control No
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output No
Bluetooth Built-In Transmitter
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Audio Cable Detachable
Power Cable Detachable (12-volt DC adapter)
Materials and Construction
Plinth MDF
Platter Aluminum
Tone Arm Shape Straight
Tone Arm Material Aluminum
Tone Arm Lift Finger, Lever
Cartridge Info
Included Cartridge AT3600L
Cartridge Type MM
Removable Headshell Curved
Tracking Weight 3.5 g (35mN)
Frequency Response 20-20,000
Output Voltage 2.5
Load Impedance 47,000
Load Capacitance 100-200
Audio Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio 67
Wow and Flutter 0.2
Dimensions and Warranty
Width (Inches) 16.5625
Height (Inches) 4.5625
Depth (Inches) 14.75
Weight 10.875 lbs.
Turntable Parts Warranty 1 Year
Turntable Labor Warranty 1 Year
Cartridge Parts Warranty 1 Year
Cartridge Labor Warranty 1 Year

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Features

2-Speed Belt Drive Turntable: The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 is a manual belt-drive turntable that is powered by a high torque DC motor, while a precision stainless steel spindle and durable brass spindle holder maintain accurate rotation speed. The turntable supports 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM (adapter included) speeds.

High-Density MDF Plinth & Aluminum Platter: Crafted from high-density MDF, the plinth (base) of the TN-280BT-A3 has been designed to minimize unwanted vibration and resonance. Also included is a 12" (30cm) high inertia aluminum die-cast platter and soft felt mat that further reduces vibration effectively. Together, the high-density MDF plinth, die-cast aluminum platter and felt mat minimize vibrations and resonance for clearer sound when you playback your vinyl collection.

Audio-Technica AT3600L Cartridge: An Audio-Technica AT3600L MM (moving magnet) cartridge and headshell is included. It will need to be installed to the turntable's 8.8125" (223mm) straight, static-balanced tonearm at the factory. The AT3600L delivers premium audio quality and lets you enjoy every sonic detail of your favorite vinyl records. The TN-280BT-A3's counterweight & anti-skating mechanism ensure accurate tracking.

Switchable Phono MM Preamp: The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 features a built-in Phono MM preamp that allows you to connect the turntable to a line-level or Phono MM input of your AV receiver, integrated amplifier, or powered speakers. Turn the built-in Phono preamp "On" to connect the turntable to a line-level input of your receiver or amplifier. Turn the built-in Phono preamp "Thru" to connect the turntable to a Phono input of your receiver or amplifier.

Stereo RCA Outputs: The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 turntable is outfitted with a set of stereo RCA outputs to connect to your AV receiver, integrated amplifier, or powered speakers.

Bluetooth Transmitter: In addition to Phono or Line connectivity, the TN-280BT-A3 is able to deliver sound wirelessly via its built-in Bluetooth transmitter (version 4.0) to a Bluetooth-enabled AV receiver, powered speaker, or set of headphones (all sold separately). The pairing button just below the plinth on the right hand side (see Owner's Manual) and illuminates when your Bluetooth-enabled receiver, speaker, or headphones is successfully connected. The turntable has a wireless range of approximately 30'.

Note: Only one Bluetooth-enabled receiver, speaker, or set of headphones can be paired, connected, and used for playback at a time.

Dust Cover: The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 comes with a detachable, hinged dust cover to protect the turntable and your vinyl records from dust and debris.

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Customer Q&A

3 questions already asked

Q
Can the TEAC TN-280BT-A3 play records of all sizes (i.e. 7", 10", 12")?
john martin  May 08, 2022
1 answer
A
Yes, it has a 12" platter and can accommodate records of varying sizes. As far as as peed compatibility goes, it supports 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM (adapter included).
abigail  May 12, 2022 (Staff)
Q
What bluetooth version does this turntable have?
richard  Dec 05, 2023
1 answer
A
The TEAC TN-280BT-A3 is able to deliver sound wirelessly via its built-in Bluetooth transmitter (version 4.0) to a Bluetooth-enabled AV receiver, powered speaker, or set of headphones (all sold separately), Rick.
bo  Dec 06, 2023 (Staff)
Q
For those using a separate preamp, would you know how or where to wire a ground cable? I would like to use the phono input on my receiver and I am of course hearing a loud hum without the ground wire connected. Thanks!
matt  Jul 23, 2023
1 answer
A
It may be possible to ground connect a ground wire to one of the screws on the back of the unit. Unfortunately, we have not had a chance to test this method ourselves. It is possible that you may not be able to ground this turntable given its lack of a proper grounding terminal.
zachary  Jul 23, 2023 (Staff)

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